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Cole, Jesse

Supervisor and department: Unterschultz, Jim Rural Economy Boxall, Peter Rural Economy

Examining committee member and department: Unterschultz, Jim Rural Economy Boxall, Peter Rural Economy Hall, Linda Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Sciences

Department: Department of Rural Economy

Specialization:

Date accepted: 2009-12-17T17:52:49Z

Graduation date: 2010-06

Degree: Master of Science

Degree level: Master's

Abstract: This research project gauges producer demand on the Canadian Prairies for the attributes of new hypothetical varieties of winter wheat. Data collected from a survey of producers in Western Canada is used to determine the values and attitudes of producers regarding new winter wheat variety traits with a focus on increased winter survival rates and increased waterfowl nesting habitat. Increased nesting habitat was found to have a small negative but significant impact on the decision to adopt hypothetical winter wheat varieties; however winter kill rates and gross profit had a large positive effect on its adoption and expansion. Other important drivers of the decision to adopt hypothetical winter wheat varieties are also analyzed. Policy implications include potential guidance of incentives for environmentally friendly farming practices, and the provision of information to winter wheat breeding programs about the needs of producers.

Language: English

DOI: doi:10.7939-R3NQ68

Rights: License granted by Jesse Cole jacole@ualberta.ca on 2009-12-15T22:05:01Z GMT: Permission is hereby granted to the University of Alberta Libraries to reproduce single copies of this thesis and to lend or sell such copies for private, scholarly or scientific research purposes only. Where the thesis is converted to, or otherwise made available in digital form, the University of Alberta will advise potential users of the thesis of the above terms. The author reserves all other publication and other rights in association with the copyright in the thesis, and except as herein provided, neither the thesis nor any substantial portion thereof may be printed or otherwise reproduced in any material form whatsoever without the author's prior written permission.





Author: Cole, Jesse

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University of Alberta Producer Stated Preference for Hypothetical New Winter Wheat Varieties on the Canadian Prairies By Jesse Cole A thesis submitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Agricultural and Resource Economics Department of Rural Economy © Jesse Cole Spring 2010 Edmonton, Alberta Permission is hereby granted to the University of Alberta Libraries to reproduce single copies of this thesis and to lend or sell such copies for private, scholarly or scientific research purposes only.
Where the thesis is converted to, or otherwise made available in digital form, the University of Alberta will advise potential users of the thesis of these terms. The author reserves all other publication and other rights in association with the copyright in the thesis and, except as herein before provided, neither the thesis nor any substantial portion thereof may be printed or otherwise reproduced in any material form whatsoever without the authors prior written permission. Examining Committee Dr.
Jim Unterschultz, Department of Rural Economy, University of Alberta Dr.
Peter Boxall, Department of Rural Economy, University of Alberta Dr.
Linda Hall, Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Sciences, University of Alberta Abstract This research project gauges producer demand on the Canadian Prairies for the attributes of new hypothetical varieties of winter wheat.
Data collected from a survey of producers in Western Canada is used to determine the values and attitudes of producers regarding new winter wheat variety traits with a focus on increased winter survival rates and increased waterfowl nesting habitat.
Increased nesting habitat was found to have a small negative but significant impact on the decision to adopt hypothetical winter wheat varieties; however winter kill rates and gross profit had a large positive effect on its adoption and expansion.
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